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  • Writer's pictureD. Brit

Trial Begins for 20 Men Accused of Involvement in 2015 Paris Attacks

What's Happening:

  • On Wednesday in France, the trial commenced for 20 men accused of involvement in the Islamic State group's 2015 attacks in Paris that resulted in 130 deaths and hundreds of injuries.

  • In the Nov. 13, 2015 attacks, 9 gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a soccer stadium, a concert hall and several restaurants and cafes in Paris.

  • Salah Abdeslam is the key defendant in the case as he is the sole survivor of the extremist cell from that evening.

  • A total of 20 men are charged with involvement in the terrorist attack, however, 6 will be tried in absentia.

  • The trial is scheduled to last for 9 months, none of the proceedings will be broadcast to the public.

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